Please come join a weekend of fun with people from CSSSN and fellow gardeners, interior or in the landscape. Mark Brightwell has recently added Thomas Bohanan and Jeremy Stowe to manage and care for the ponds, plants, and greenhouses. With the volunteer help from some folks in CSSSN and Mark and his landscape design, install, and maintenance crew they've been sprucing the place up and adding new plants.
This is an excellent opportunity to visit Moon-Sun, see the show, catch a workshop with ML Robinson (+others?) and purchase from other vendors that come through town (Jan Emming) or sell here only once or twice a year. COME ON DOWN, in the same day you can make it a "twofer"and visit Sam's Town or the Las Vegas Wet Lands which are both in the area of Tropicana and Boulder Highway.
We hope to see you!
The April 9 and 10 Show and Sale ramped up and concluded in spite of lightning, thunder, wind, and rain. What's better? Many people, though not as many as hoped, also slogged through the event. The photo art vendor truly hampered by the rain was Artistic Vision. Otherwise the people, metal work and plant material, while would have preferred drier conditions, tolerated the messy conditions more easily. Plates and sliders vended by RollinSmokeBarbeque were every bit as good in the rain as they would have been on a sunny afternoon.
Thanks to all the participants and volunteers. The next time we do this, the weather will very likely be much better. Photos and links will follow in a few days.
In the show: 58 plants in total were in the show. Most entries were by club members, but one non member presented two very cool dish gardens and there was one entry in the "under 15 years of age" category (which took a 1st Place Blue Rosette). GOOD JOB TO BOTH NEW COMERS! Plant #4 and #54 both received equal votes; #54 had already been removed from the show, therefore plant #4, Bob Middag's Aeonium "Schwartzkopf" was awarded People's Choice. Plant #19 had the second most votes, Mark Brightwell's Notocactus ubelmanianus. Third place in the show went to plant #1, Bob Middag's Scenecio. The Best Mojave Native went to Bob Middag's Echinocactus polycephalus. And just so we understand even more about the quality of Mr. Middag's plants, his Echinocereus "Strawberry Hedgehog" won Honorable Mention.